Robert Downey Jr. certainly had his share of run-ins with the law in his youth, and also did a bit more than dabbling with drugs for quite a few years, as well. It seems his former lifestyle has rubbed off on his son, however, as his 20-year-old son has now been charged with felony drug possession.
As TMZ previously reported, the 20-year-old was arrested in June after cops noticed he was a passenger in a car in West Hollywood … smoking something out of a pipe. Authorities say Indio — who appeared in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” — was in possession of cocaine.
Sources tell TMZ … Indio — a first-time offender — is automatically entitled to a drug diversion program.
In addition to the felony, Indio has been charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Robert Downey Jr. thanked the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. for what he called “their intervention.”
Jeez, what’s wrong with kids? Here’s hoping he can get some help, serve his time and turn his life around like his father did.
It seems to be a week of celebrity babies again. First there was the great Ryan Gosling / Eva Mendes pregnancy news, and now it seems Robert Downey Jr. is joining the club, and he announced on Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Susan are having a baby girl come November:
Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?
In between shooting movies and making kids cry, Robert Downey Jr has found time to sign a massive deal with mobile phone company HTC to become their new spokesperson. He got $12 million for the gig, which isn’t bad at all.
HTC has enlisted actor Robert Downey Jr. for a two-year global marketing deal worth about $12 million to promote the Taiwanese company’s smartphone brand, according to two people with knowledge of the plans.
Downey will feature in the campaign as himself, not the characters he plays in movies including Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, and will have final say over creative elements, the people said, declining to be named because the talks aren’t public. The maker of the slim, metal HTC One handset will likely feature Downey in television, print and billboard ads, they said.
I’m ride or die for the iPhone, but you know people are mad suggestible and anyone who’s super into RDJ will probably make the switch… or maybe not? I dunno, but I feel like people are really impressionable. The HTCs look nice, but I’ve never actually used one. Either way, good for him raking in even more money. I love when rich people get richer!!
Robert Downey Jr is pretty widely recognised as being THE BEST, so I’m sure it’ll be very shocking to hear that he’s responsible for making an 18-month-old little boy cry. How heartless can you be, man?
I kid, of course – little Jaxson Denno was totally fine in the end. His mom told him that the new Iron Man film was shooting in their Massachusetts hometown and he was pretty upset when he met not Iron Man himself but… RDJ without his costume. Uh oh!
Not to worry – once he came over to talk to the little boy and his mother, Jaxson perked up.
“He was fine as soon as he talked to him,” Jaxson’s mother, Heather Denno, told PEOPLE, explaining that her young son “was so confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn’t. Well, not Iron Man in the suit.”
Right, so Robert Downey Jr is the best after all. Whew, that was a close call.
Girlfriend’s name is Chrissa Cooper, and she’s working on the project of a lifetime … she’s reaching out Robert Downey Jr. in an attempt to raise $10k for a charity of his choosing in exchange for a 1 hr. Skype meeting. Here’s an excerpt from her site, Fool Sit Down:
In July 2012, I undertook a project that has been 26 years in the making. This is not hyperbole, but more of an understatement. While conscious effort has not been put forth into this particular project the entire duration of its creative manifestation – it has become my life these past few months.
It is both my honor and privelige to share it with you. I am more humbled now in my pride for what I am doing than I have ever been in my life, and I am anxious to share it with the world.
There is a Facebook page set up for you to go “like” and share with your friends until the Kickstarter gets approved for it.
The ultimate goal I have with this project, since I have nothing to show for my life other than what I have created, is this:
I want to raise $10,000 for the charity of Team Downey’s choosing in exchange for a one-hour Skype meeting with them. The reasoning is that I have to show it to the people who inspired me to undertake such a tremendous goal, and Tony Stark is the only one who can save me now. All I have left is faith and this project. They haven’t let me down yet. :)
If you still want more details on just how batshit insane I probably seem, here’s the daily progress reports I’ve been posting:
Downey and his producer wife, Susan, welcomed son Exton Elias in February, and the actor couldn’t resist showing off pictures of the little guy during a Thursday appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
“I have to exercise just a little restraint,” Downey jokingly demurred when Leno initially asked him to debut the photos, before adding: “I mean, if you want me to, I will.”
“He’s so darn cute, isn’t he?” Downey mused over a picture of the 3-month-old in a hoodie and cap, before speculating that he’d get in trouble with his wife for revealing the photos on national television.
Here’s a photo of mom herself, cuddling baby Exton:
My gosh. How completely and utterly adorable. Not as adorable as, say, my almost-three-month-old son, but hey. Babies are babies are babies, right, and all babies are cute!
What new celebrity baby is your favorite—little Exton Elias or Hilary Duff’s son, Luca Cruz? Here’s a photo of Luca in case you forgot how damn adorable he is, too: